Even though I haven’t read a lot of zombie books, I have seen MANY a zombie book cover. Some of them freak.me.out. It’s like the publishers of zombie books think that in order to have a successful zombie book, the cover must be the grossest, ugliest, bloodiest, and freakiest cover ever.
And I mean that in a good way.
So, without further ado, here are my picks for the Freakiest Zombie Book Covers!
Rot & Ruin (Benny Imura, #1), by Jonathan Maberry
Cover notes: You can’t see it from the photo, but when you open the front flap of this book, the eye is all gummy and gruesome. It’s icky, to say the least. This is not a book I’d want to keep on my night stand! Though one of my favourite things about the covers for these books is the AWESOME font — it’s so eye-catching!
This is Not A Test, by Courtney Summers
Cover notes: I’m not sure why I find this cover so creepy …. maybe it’s the hair flying across the face, or the blood spattered — is it HER blood? Someone else’s? It’s just so simple and so freaky!
Patient Zero (Joe Ledger, #1), by Jonathan Maberry
Cover notes: So, I’m pretty sure I can put ALL of Jonathan Maberry’s book covers on this list because they are ALL insanely creepy and zombie-tastic. And the nails aren’t even bleeding or anything, but still — FRIGHTENING!
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls, by Steve Hockensmith & Jane Austin
Cover notes: Creepy children with zombie eyes and blood on their hands CREEP ME OUT! Especially doll-like children. I get shivers just looking at this one! I just hope when the zombie apocalypse comes, I don’t have any creepy zombie children after me!
Doll Parts, by Wayne Simmons
Cover notes: Yeah, see above for the explanation of this one. Surely, I can’t be the only one who finds dolls uber-creepy! Apparently, this book is about the BEAUTIFUL undead, though, NOT dolls, but I have doubts that anything that resembles a zombie could be beautiful — especially when looking at this picture!
The Unwashed Dead (Zombie Armageddon, #1), by Ian Woodhead
Cover notes: This cover looks just like something out of an old horror movie! And look at her eyes — they’re just STARING and BIG and CREEPY! And all the blood! And the synopsis: “In this dead end town, there will be no END for the DEAD.” She’s coming to get you! Zombie-tastic!
What are some of the freakiest zombie book covers you’ve seen?
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